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Eric Carmen, Raspberries Frontman and 'All by Myself' Singer, Dies at 74

Carmen's death was announced by his wife Amy on his official website

<p>Tom Hill/WireImage</p> Eric Carmen in Atlanta in November 1975

Tom Hill/WireImage

Eric Carmen in Atlanta in November 1975

Eric Carmen, Raspberries frontman and "All by Myself" singer is dead. He was 74.

The musician's death was announced on his official website by his wife, Amy, who posted that her husband died in his sleep over the weekend.

“It is with tremendous sadness that we share the heartbreaking news of the passing of Eric Carmen. Our sweet, loving, and talented Eric passed away in his sleep over the weekend. It brought him great joy to know, that for decades, his music touched so many and will be his lasting legacy. Please respect the family’s privacy as we mourn our enormous loss," wrote Amy.

Amy ended the post with a sweet tribute to Carmen's song "Love Is All That Matters," writing, "Love Is All That Matters… Faithful and Forever."

<p>Tom Hill/WireImage</p> Eric Carmen in Atlanta in November 1975

Tom Hill/WireImage

Eric Carmen in Atlanta in November 1975

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No cause of death was announced.

Carmen rose to fame as the frontman of the 1970s band Raspberries, which had hits such as "Let’s Pretend," "Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)," "I Wanna Be With You," and "Go All the Way."

After venturing out as a solo artist, he found success with some of his early singles including "Never Gonna Fall In Love Again" and "Hungry Eyes," which appeared in Dirty Dancing.

He also found success as a songwriter for other artists. He wrote the track "Almost Paradise," which was recorded by Mike Reno and Ann Wilson and appeared in Footloose.

<p>Bobby Bank/WireImage</p> Dave Smalley, Eric Carmen and Wally Bryson of Raspberries

Bobby Bank/WireImage

Dave Smalley, Eric Carmen and Wally Bryson of Raspberries

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One of his most popular songs, "All by Myself," also appeared in various films including To Die For, Clueless, Almost Famous, and Bridget Jones's Diary, per USA Today. The song was also notably covered by Céline Dion.

The Raspberries briefly reunited in the early 2000s. In December 2004, when speaking about the reunion to Entertainment Weekly, Carmen said he and his fellow band members were "grown-up now with a life."

"People used to ask me 'Why don’t you guys get together and just play one gig?' Because it takes the same amount of preparation for one good show as a six-month tour," he told the magazine. "I never wanted to be the guy to put this band back on a stage and pop everyone’s bubble and have them go home saying 'Oh, they weren’t that good.' Plus, it may have taken that long to forget the drunken parking-lot fight that marked the band’s end. But 30 years have passed, and everybody is a grown-up now, with a life."

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Apart from touring with Ringo Starr's All Starr Band in the early 2000s, he released a "best of" album in 2014.

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